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PO Box 672, Salida, CO 81201

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 William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarships 

William Boddy was a beloved member of the Salida arts community. People admired his contributions to the arts, music and historical renovations and his giving and teaching nature. So upon his death in 2015 a scholarship was created in his name.

This scholarship is administered by the Salida Council for the Arts with funds raised through individual donations, business sponsorships and a silent auction at the annual Boddy Jam concert in the fall.  Our annual goal is to raise $5,000, which provides 6 -10 scholarships for creative instructors in our community each year.  These classes are provided free to the community and teachers get paid.  Here is a sampling of past classes:

  • Afro-Cuban Drumming, 6 workshops with Trevor “Bones” Davis

  • Costume set/design, 5 workshops with Krista Jarvis & Andrea Mossman

  • Smashing Recycled Jewelry/Metalworking with Christine Davis

  • Cinema at the Crossroads, Evolution of Film &Cinematic Arts w/ Stephen Renner

  • Circular Mixed Media from found objects with Hannelore Gabriel

  • Color Theory for Visual Arts with Dan Bishop

  • Improvisation Skills with Jennifer Dempsey & Devon Kasper 

  • Tumbling Tots with Jennifer Dempsey at Early Childhood Centers

  • Learning Ukulele at the Boys & Girls Club with Joan Lobec

  • Contemporary Guitar Building with Jeff Bamburg

  • Art Enhancement in Photoshop with Mel Strawn & Solar Etching

  • An Actor's Toolbox – Theatre with Jan Justis & Allen Lane

  • Creative Dance & Fitness with PoleCatz

Spring Application dates will remain on Schedule
Deadline April 1, 2020
Winners announced May 14

Thanks to our Boddy Sponsors:

Mike’s Garage

Eye Candy

Hittle Landscape Architects

Lisa Marvel

Amica’s Pizza

Wood’s Distillery

Pam & Don Dubin

Su Casa Furniture & Sleep Shop

Scarlett Massine

Box of Bubbles

Natural Habitats

Broken String Guitars

Salida Mountain Sports

Legends Kitchen & Bath

Fairway Independent Mortgage 

Wendy Rombold - Pinon RE

Lawton Eddy - Pinon VR

Rocky Mountain Jeep Rentals

Sweeties Sandwich Shop

 high school scholarships 

Our scholarship awards are still on schedule. Winners will be announced online rather than in person. 


The Salida Council for the Arts Visual Arts and Performing Arts Scholarships are open to any Salida senior who is planning to pursue their creative interest by pursuing training in a visual or performing arts field. Two $500 scholarships are awarded: one for visual arts and one for performing arts. 

community grants

The SCFTA Community Grants are awarded to support specific arts and cultural projects or events. These projects need to have a definable connection to the Salida community and be supportive of the Council’s Mission Statement. 

The following arts and cultural projects were awarded community grants in 2017: Puzzling Evidence & New Associations by Suzanne Rittmann; Parkour Acrobatics Workshop-Circus Anniversary by Joe Lobeck and the School of Nin; Salida Ink by H. Mark Weidman; the Pottery Project by the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse; TINTS Productions (Theater In Non-Traditional Spaces) by Steve Kucera; and Dias de Los Muertos by Community Costumes, Inc. and Krista Jarvis.

In 2018, SCFTA awarded a total of $2500 in five $500 grants to the following recipients: Merry Cox for her Blessed are the Pollinators; Tarek Abzoun for “The Clown In You”, a 2-day Clowning Intensive; Elliott Jackson on behalf of Articipate’s “Scrapyard” project; Devon Kasper for “Shakespeare in the Park” and Angela Welborn, on behalf of Chaffee County EMS, for their “CCEMS Missions Statement Vision” project.